Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · 24 Sep 2019

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler

i'm terrible at #MSWL because i usually don't know what i'm looking for until it lands in my inbox and i start reading and suddenly i'm halfway through and three hours have magically disappeared...

but to try and be at least remotely helpful (!) i'm always on the lookout for new YA of all stripes, though i have a forever love of contemporary - a fresh take on an every day idea, a twist i haven't seen before, a tearjerker (ideally of the happy kind, but i'll take both) #MSWL

Allison Moore 📚 @allisonm610 · 24 Sep 2019

A high-concept, adorable and swoony YA romance, especially featuring POC characters #mswl

Allison Moore 📚 @allisonm610 · 24 Sep 2019

YA that takes a nuanced look at abortion and/or consent from a unique lens and/or high concept setup #mswl

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · 24 Sep 2019

Looking for BIPOC and white LGBTQ+ contemporary and fantasy authors with strong hooks in the query and an uplifting vibe. YA and MG alike. Graphic novels too, please! #MSWL

Melissa Richeson @MelissaRicheson · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL A contemporary YA with a male protagonist that represents a positive view of both masculinity & femininity. A story that gives teen guy readers both someone to relate to and an example to live up to. Something that shows what GOOD masculinity should really look like.

Hannah VanVels @hannahvanvels · 24 Sep 2019

Paranormal, please! Friends, I blew through the TWILIGHT books SO quickly when they came out. And I think that vampires are making a comeback, and this is a hill I will die on. #YA #MSWL

Hannah VanVels @hannahvanvels · 24 Sep 2019

Additionally, give me body diversity in all genres! I love stories that are not centered on bodies; characters can fall in love, save the world, and do anything in every size and shape! #YA #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Sep 2019

Celebrity crush culture. And all the cyber stalking that implies. #MG or #YA #MSWL

(And yes, I have been crushing on Aaron as a result of the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, thank you for asking)

Hannah VanVels @hannahvanvels · 24 Sep 2019

Also, I'd love to get a YA OCEAN'S ELEVEN. Someone write a heist story with teen characters and send to me! #YA #MSWL

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · 24 Sep 2019

In YA/Adult fantasy, idgaf about saving the world, but a MC using the backdrop of a good vs evil world conflict to get shit done in pursuit of selfish goals? YES #mswl

Amy Stern @AmyRStern · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL I'm dying for stories by and about Jews of color. Picturebooks, middle grade, young adult- please send them over!

Moe Ferrara is in need of coffee @inthesestones · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL - #YA: I am STILL waiting for my contemporary re-telling of COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO.

Moe Ferrara is in need of coffee @inthesestones · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL - #YA: I've become so much pickier in terms of genre fiction because I want to see something new. Give me a new twist on court intrigue or "chosen" ones. More contemporary fantasies/magical realism. Retellings of new/different stories.

Moe Ferrara is in need of coffee @inthesestones · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL - #YA: I can never have too many queer rom-coms on my list. Ever. I want more than just boy-meets-boy or girl-meets-girl, however. The ones I am drawn to are when there's so much heart and subplots with more than just the core romance.

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 24 Sep 2019

I'd love to see more #YA fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative fiction with queer characters at the center. Basically just take your fav HBO hits and give them some LGBTQ leads. #MSWL